A Cadbury sampler that looked like this recently made its way into my hands all the way from London.
I was really excited because all of these chocolates have featured in at least one British story I’ve read, like The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole or the “Bridget Jones” books and I’ve always been mildly curious about what fictional characters fixate on. (General tip: Don’t read the most recent Bridget Jones — it’s dreadful.)
Anyway, with the exception of Easter-time Cadbury Creme Eggs, Cadbury hasn’t really made any impact on the US candy market and, after taking a bite of each of these things, I know why. America already has one crappy chocolate brand (Hershey’s) so they don’t need to import another one.
Crunchie: tastes like a Whopper (the malt ball, not the burger) but long instead of round. Decent but significantly loud.
Dairy Milk: very thin, totally boring regular milk chocolate bar. Comparable to Hershey’s in every (bad) way.
Caramel: the caramel itself was nice and appropriately gooey, but this Cadbury chocolate is just not worthy.
Crunchie: it certainly was. The chocolate surrounds a substance that looks like hard bath foam and tastes even less good.
Fudge: this almost gets a pass because I generally don’t like fudge.
Chocolate Buttons: nothing to recommend.